When I decided to stop being anonymous, I did not think it will be this difficult. The closer I come to the day, the more nervous I become. No kidding. I have been anonymous for so long that I cannot even comprehend not being anonymous. As in, I might run into my online friends? Cheeeeiiiii! God ohhhh, make this pass me by.
I don’t know why the thought of people knowing what I look like is suddenly daunting. Before I started blogging, I was quite visible online. But I’ll talk about that when I show myself. I don’t want to give you any unnecessary ideas. Last time I gave an idea of a wedding I attended, what I wore to the wedding, and the role I played in it, someone ended up finding me. I have 10 more days to be anonymous, and I intend to milk it. You’re welcome.
My biggest challenges now are what to wear and what on earth to do to my hair. On Monday, I decided to tackle the hair thing. I went to a beauty store with the intention of buying something I love, but not particularly knowing what exactly it would be. In all my life, I have used a weave-on about five times, not more than seven, so imagine how lost I was in the store. I needed a mental GPS to guide me.
I was going to just put up a picture that I’ve taken before, but he and Funmie said no. So, now, I’m going to take a couple of shots on Saturday morning by my favorite photographer, PaOsin. As of right now, I have not done my hair, and I still don’t have anything to wear. Well, I have clothes in my closet, but you know how it is. I want something new. I’ve been to two different malls and emerged with nothing. I’m trying so hard to be normal, and I don’t even know what my head is interpreting as normal right now. I know that I don’t want an outfit that is too casual, too professional, too part-ish, church-ish, or too playful. So yeah, everything I have seen has fallen into one of those categories. I have seen many things that I like and want, just not anything that I want for Saturday.
While looking for hair on Monday, Funmie and I stopped at a beauty store where we left more confused than we were when we came in. Two of the girls (ladies?) that worked there had weaves on their head. One had 26 inches of hair which she got for $1,500 (N225,000), and the other one had 48 inches of hair which she got for $4,500 (N675,000). Apparently, it’s some type of virgin human hair. I don’t even know what that means. Did I mention that they work in the beauty store? They do not own the beauty store. Enough said.
Come Saturday, I will be standing in front of PaOsin, ready to take pictures – with or without clothes on and with or without my hair done. I’m pretty sure I’ll have earrings though, so that should do. Wish my luck.